THE LAST RIDGE - The Inspiring Story of the 10th Mountain Division, A Compelling PBS Documentary Based on the Book by McKay Jenkins
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Calling all Senior High School Students! Looking for a neat Senior Project to fulfill graduation requirements? Stop looking and start downloading this "10th Mountain 12th Grade Senior Project Directions" that will satisfy your curiosity and project requirements. Created by 10th Descendant and teacher, Pat Thornton, this is everything you need to know to get you started and keep you going. Plus it's a great way to show what you do know about the 10th, and find out what you don't!

Army Slang & Acronyms: Everything You Need to Know from Wikipedia, heavily edited for family reading!

Fascinating Financial Trivia:

Compare 1945 Monthly Base Pay with 2005 Equivalent

PFC $ 64 $ 684
SGT $ 93 $ 976
S/SGT $115 $1215
2ND LT $165 $1741
CAPT $220 $2321
COL $366 $3868
MAJ GEN $733 $7737

In 1945, holders of a Combat Infantryman Badge received an extra $10. Married officers received an extra allowance, and married officers with children received a larger allowance--
$60 a month for a 2nd Lt. (which would be around $600 in today's money.)

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